Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. Last Thursday’s win against the West Grand Mustangs was a hard-fought victory for the Gilpin High School Eagles. They led by a point at halftime, and most of the third and fourth period, until in the last four minutes, the Mustangs muscled their way to pull ahead by a point.
The lead didn’t last more than a couple of plays when the Gilpin girls stayed calm and shot true, and won 42-36.
Jessica Wilhelm had a great game coming up with a double double, leading in scoring and rebounding. Cicely Lepro stood strong on defense with five steals, snatching the ball and sending it off to score.
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Aspen Nadeau: 2 points, 3 rebounds
Lena Warren: 7 points, 2 three-pointers, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Cicely Lepro: 10 points, 1 three-pointer, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals
Samantha Smith: 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals
Alicia Johnson: 1 rebound, 1 steal
Jessica Wilhelm: 12 points, 14 rebounds, 1 steal
Nicole Adams: 2 points, 1 rebound
Carly Johnson: 1 steal
Last Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Eagles lost to the Clear Creek Golddiggers, 18-48. The Idaho Springs team consistently outscored the Gilpin players with senior Grace Werlin scoring 20 points, including two three-pointers.
(Originally published in the December 14, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear.)